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I'm a real estate agent. If I make work-related phone calls while driving around town, is the mileage deductible?

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Driving to and from specific appointments for real estate are deductible. I'm asking about other times I am out and about working on my cell phone.

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Your travel expenses may by ONLY deductible if that trip is business related.

The fact of making phone calls during the trip doesn't make that trip business related.

But when you are driving to meet a client - that might be business related.

If however yo are driving for personal purposes - that will not be business related even you made business calls or carry some business documents in your car or put an advertisement on your car.

We always have to consider the purpose of the trip.

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